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ERIC Number: EJ1038637
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0020-8566
Towards a Lifelong Learning Target for 2015
Tuckett, Alan
International Review of Education, v59 n3 p383-397 Sep 2013
This paper begins by reviewing the progress which has been made over the past decade in the aim to reach targets such as Education for All and other Millennium Development Goals, especially as far as adult education and gender equality are concerned. While there have been achievements in some countries, universal primary education is not even likely to be reached by 2015. Giving a few examples of recent studies, this paper considers the measurement of lifelong learning and its effects on a country's economy and its people's health and well-being. While it is of course much easier to collect data about formal education than about non-formal and informal learning, the author stresses that the latter need to be included more in new strategies alongside formal education. The paper concludes by highlighting ten essential components for a lifelong learning target fit for purpose in a climate-changing society.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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